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Faculty of Communication & Design


Dr. Ali Mazalek

Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Innovation

"As a Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Innovation, Mazalek works at the forefront of trends in computing and interaction design that support a tighter integration of the physical and digital worlds. She designs and develops tangible and embodied interaction systems that enable people to be more creative across both science and art disciplines. Her research interests include the design and application of emerging physical sensing and digital media technologies to areas such as narrative expression, abstract thinking, and scientific modeling, as well as the study and use of embodied cognition as a framework for tangible and embodied interaction design."

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Dr. Charles H. Davis

ES Rogers Sr Research Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship

"Charles Davis is a professor at Ryerson University in the RTA School of Media and the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department in the Ted Rogers School of Management. Charles teaches and conducts research on management and policy in industries that produce experience goods - with special interest in the software and content layers of mediated creative industries. Charles's graduate and undergraduate teaching currently includes courses in media management, political economy of media industries, innovation in experience-producing industries, and media entrepreneurship. Charles also teaches in Ryerson's MA in Media Production program, in the Ryerson/York MA/PhD program in Communication and Culture, and sometimes in Ryerson's MBA/MSc in Management of Technology and Innovation program. He is available in the Rogers Communications Centre."

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Dr. Greg Elmer

Director Infoscape Research Lab & Bell Globemedia Research Chair

"Greg Elmer (PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst) is associate professor of Communication and Culture and Radio TV Arts at Ryerson University. Greg’s research and teaching focus on new media and politics, information and communication technologies, computer networks, and media globalization. Greg provides analysis and commentary for the media on the role of new media in Canadian and American politics. In the fall 2008 Greg worked with CBC-The National on its internet coverage of the Canadian federal election. In 2007 Greg joined Ottawa’s The Hill Times as a political columnist."

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Dr. April Lindgren 

Professor, School of Journalism & RSJ Velma Rogers Research Chair

"The Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair in News Media and Technology was established in 2000 through a generous donation from Loretta Rogers and the late Ted Rogers.  Named in honour of Ted Rogers’ mother, the chair is dedicated to promoting the scholarly exploration of the relationship of various aspects of information and communications technology to news gathering and the practice of journalism."

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